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Designed to protect and assist interventional cardiologists in complex PCI

Siemens Healthineers’s solution for complex coronary interventions - Corindus CorPath GRX

The world's leading system for robotic-assisted coronary interventions advances these procedures for caregivers and patients alike. CorPath GRX helps to create a safer work environment for interventionalists by allowing operators to perform procedures from a radiation-shielded workspace. With automated procedural movements and precise anatomical measurements, the robotic system also helps operators navigate complex anatomies more consistently and predictably, aids in selection of the appropriate stent, and ensures accuracy in device-positioning.

Using CorPath GRX allows physicians to participate in cutting-edge clinical innovation, enhancing their reputation and that of their institution.

Reduce time in lead and radiation exposure

The catheterization lab is a hazardous workplace. Wearing heavy lead takes a physical toll: One in two interventionalists suffers at least one orthopedic injury.1 Moreover, various cancers are linked to radiation exposure.3,4 As interventions grow in length and complexity,18 these risks are likely to increase.

CorPath GRX virtually eliminates radiation exposure for primary operators, 6 can potentially reduce strain and fatigue, and lessens the risk that careers will be cut short.

  • One in two interventionalists suffers at least one orthopedic injury 1
  • Every tenth interventionalist had a health-related period of absence 1
  • -95% reduction of radiation exposure to the operator with R-PCI 2

Precision stenting

Position the right stent in the right place

Two-thirds of visually estimated lesions result in inappropriate stent length selection, 9 which negatively impacts outcomes. These patients are more than twice as likely to require target-vessel revascularization within one year and three times as likely to have a myocardial infarction within three years. 17

CorPath GRX allows for instantaneous sub-mm measurement of anatomy and precise device positioning with 1mm movements. This may reduce measurement errors, the need for extra stents and the incidence of longitudinal geographic miss. 9

  • 2/3 of coronary lesion lengths were inaccurately estimated 9
  • 0.1mm measurement of anatomy to determine lesion length with R-PCI
  • 1mm positioning of devices with R-PCI

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The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed.

The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.

1 Lloyd W. Klein et al., Occupational health hazards of interventional cardiologists in the current decade: Results of the 2014 SCAI membership survey, Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015

2 Weisz G, et al. Safety and Feasibility of Robotic Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: PRECISE Study. J American College of Cardiol, 2013

3 Gregory Dehmer et al. Occupational Hazards for Interventional Cardiologists, The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, 68 Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 974, 975 (2006)

4 National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements. Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the Population of the United States. Bethesda, MD National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, (2009) 160.

5 International Atomic Energy Agency, Radiation Protection for Patients (RPOP) “X-rays: What Patients Need to Know” www.rpopliaea.org.

6 Brent James et al. Five steps every hospital CEO should start today, Siemens Healthineers Insights Series 2019

7 McKinsey Global Institute, Where Machines Could Replace Humans And Where They Can’t Yet, 2016

8 Fazel R, Curtis J, Wang Y, Einstein AJ, et al. Determinants of fluoroscopy time for invasive coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. Insights from the NCDR®. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013

9 Campbell PT, et al. The Impact of Precise Robotic Lesion Length Measurement on Stent Length Selection: Ramification for stent savings. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2015

10 https://www.porsche-consulting.com/de/medien/pressemitteilungen/detail/patienten-wuerdensich-auch-vom-roboter-operieren-lassen-1/#image-1

11 2021 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report

12 International Federation of Robotics (IFR), World Robotics Report 2020, BIS Research

13 Corindus sponsored survey of 50 interventional cardiologists to better understand physicians’ awareness and perceptions of occupational hazards in interventional cardiology (data on file)

14 Vano E et al. Radiation-associated lens opacities in catheterization personnel: results of a survey and direct assessments. 24 Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology 2: 197-204 (2013).

15 Syed F et al., Complex Coronary Artery Lesions. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan

16 Madder R, et al. 2017. Disclaimers: Compared to robotic wiring without automation, preclinical study data may not be predictive of clinical results

17 Costa M A, Impact of stent deployment procedural factors on long-term effectiveness and safety of sirolimus-eluting stents (final results of the multicenter prospective STLLR trial), *American Journal of Cardiology 2008

18 Nairooz R, Parzynski CS, Curtis JP, Mohsen A, McNulty E, Uretsky BF, Hakeem A. Contemporary Trends, Predictors and Outcomes of Perforation During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (From the NCDR Cath PCI Registry). Am J Cardiol. 2020 Sep 1;130:37-45. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2020.06.014. Epub 2020